Frequently asked questions

The questions you need answers to.

1. Hyperbaric SA chambers and accessories

What does the standard price for the Oxylife I chamber include?

Price includes the OxyLife I chamber body and the control unit without any other accessories, such as the cooler.

 

Do you provide any necessary tubing and masks or are those bought separately?

The chamber features standard feeding nozzles on the interior which can connect any type of mask. Find a type you feel comfortable wearing and use it. Please get them locally.

Is your device a medical device and what is the maximum working pressure?

No, all of our products (Oxylife I and Oxylife C) are declared Non-Medical, commercial devices for wellness and relaxation purposes. The pressure used in Oxylife Non-Medical Chambers is up to a maximum of 0.5Bar, 1.5ATA respectively.

If no assistant is present, depth pressures and session times of are pre-programmed on the outside before getting into chamber, then the patient simply pushes the start button inside?

Yes.

How fast is the depressurization with the emergency stop?

40 seconds.

2. Operating Hyperbaric SA Hyperbaric Chambers

Yes it is!

 

If no assistant is present, depth pressures and session times of are pre-programmed on the outside before getting into chamber, then the user simply pushes the start button inside?

Yes.

Will the chamber shut off automatically with a slow depressurisation at the set time and/or if the user pushes the stop button at any time?

Yes.

What is the rate of normal slow depressurization, how many minutes should a patient wait while doing a session at 1.5 ATA until the chamber is safe for opening?

Normal speed of slow depressurization is around 8 minutes.

Can the depth pressure be modified during treatment or once the time and depth is set on the computer it remains unchangeable for the duration of that treatment (other than emergency stop or pushing the stop button in advance of finish time)?

Pressure level and session length can be adjusted anytime, even during session from the touch panel interface on the control unit – outside the chamber. From inside the chamber such changes are not available if the control panel is set exclusively for outside operator control. The possible commands from inside the chamber, without operator control are: start/stop and cooling switch on/off. If the operator sets the control panel to be operated from within, all pressure commands and other features are also available from inside the chamber.

3. Safety of use

How fast is the depressurization with the emergency stop?

40 seconds.

 

What does the temperature inside the chamber depend on?

The temperature inside the chamber depends on several factors:

  • Compressor usage time. The longer it is used, the hotter the air being pumped inside the chamber. The cooler is necessary especially when the chamber is being used continuously for more than one hour.
  • Patient’s body heat. Some people’s bodies generate more heat than others, so some people might feel OK without the cooler, while others may not.

Chambers have been tested at 2.4 ATA with no signs of deformation.
We have many chambers on the market with thousands of working hours with no signs of pressure stress fatigue.

What are the potential risks when owning or operating a hyperbaric Chamber?

Biggest risk I have seen with soft chambers is CO2 poisoning in case of power failure. People can fall asleep while in the chamber and there is a power failure. Compressor stops ventilating the chamber, chamber remains inflated like a balloon without exchanging air with the exterior.

There will still be 700 liters of air available, but the building of carbon dioxide inside the chamber is a health hazard. In case of power failure, the OxyHelp chamber depressurizes automatically, door falls down letting the air come inside the chamber. So even when the patient is sleeping and there is no one around, it is totally safe.

4. Warranty and maintenance

What is the general time warranty expected for the hyperbaricsa I Hyperbaric Chambers?

Capsule design has been proven to work for at least 3-4 years without any intervention. You won’t have to hassle with much maintenance during the long life of the Hyperbaricsa I chamber.

 

What sort of maintenance is expected for the chamber and what is the availability of spare parts?

Capsule design has been proven to work for at least 3-4 years without any intervention. The only foreseeable issue after 3-4 years of use is the trim seal around the entrance that will have to be replaced. We prepared video instructions for such procedure and we will also provide the trim seal and the bond. Procedure takes around 2 hours and does not require special skills.

Ongoing costs

Electricity bill, power consumption as follows:

  1. Compressor unit – 380 Watt
  2. Oxygen Concentrator – 650 Watt
  3. Cooling system 500 Watt

Compressor unit

Compressor unit has 2 sets of air filters, 0.05 and 0.01 microns and at 100 l/min flow the filters will work for 20 000 hours. The air pump lifetime is around 8000 hours. Air pump costs – 400 Euro

AirSep Oxygen Concentrator

You will only need to wash the gross particle filter once a week, as per the instructions in owner’s manual, and replace it once every 2 years. The concentrator life is 25 000 – 30 000 hours with proper maintenance. The molecular sieve should be replaced after 10 000 hours.

Cooling system

We have only been using it for about 8 months now, I don’t know of any maintenance requirements, I will ask. I believe you only have to keep the water and cooling gas levels as recommended

What are the usual maintenance specifications regarding the care for Hyperbaricsa chambers?

The maintenance is described in the user manual. It is basically about keeping the chamber clean and only using neutral detergent. Only wipe window with soft cloth and neutral detergent or water. Spay some silicon oil on the guiding window rails once a moth or whenever you feel the door is not sliding easy. Safety features are explained in the initial email or Oxyhelp catalog. Please read through.

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